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Thread #40671   Message #584891
Posted By: GUEST,muggletonian
02-Nov-01 - 02:53 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: I Hunger and Thirst (Shaker Hymn)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Hunger and Thirst (Shaker Hymn)
Thanks for the words to "Bountiful," Uncle Jaque. Interesting to compare with "Hunger and Thirst."

I have no idea whether the two songs are related, but I'd imagine that the librarian at Sabbathday Lake might know. The Sabbathday Lake Shakers website is excellent, btw, and includes a link directly to their library. Sorry I don't have the URL handy.

I am glad to have found the Tudor Choir recording. In addition to "Hunger and Thirst," it includes a rousing rendition of "Followers of the Lamb" (aka "I'm Glad I am a Shaker.") And it has one track that's just vocal sounds, not words--reminds me of Scottish mouth music. Interestingly, the album does not include "Simple Gifts."

As for a Shaker revival...Mother Ann Lee did prophesy that when Shaker numbers dwindled down to nothing, there would be a great resurgence of the faith. Who knows?! Certainly, in these sad and difficult days, I can see how the Shaker way of life could be enormously appealing.

Best, Muggletonian